A Review of Matula Tea for H. Pylori
Can you really drink a certain tea twice a day and eliminate H. pylori?
Given that the digestive infection H. pylori is notoriously difficult to clear, it sounds too good to be true.
But independent lab testing indicates that 30 days of twice-daily cups of Matula tea was found to be 93% effective in eradicating Helicobacter pylori. It’s also known to alleviate symptoms of acid reflux and Candida overgrowth.
Does this 100% natural H. pylori approach really work?
For me, Matula tea helped eliminate H. pylori and more.
Read on for my personal experience.
Symptoms of H. Pylori
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is an infection in the lining of the stomach. It slows down cellular activity in the stomach and reduces stomach acid, possibly leading to ulcers, heartburn, burping and other symptoms. In rare cases, it can also lead to stomach cancer.
It’s estimated that about half the world’s population has it. That’s because it’s pretty contagious, with transmission via saliva.
Given that, it tends to run in families. In fact, I knew my mom had it, so I suspected I did as well.
But I didn’t have symptoms typically on the list for H. pylori. However, I did have conditions caused or exacerbated by H. pylori, such as Candida, low stomach acid, and previously, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
My gut health coach, Angela Privin of Do It Yourself Health, explained that without adequate stomach acid, the bacteria you ingest through probiotics, food or drinks are not properly destroyed by stomach acid, opening the door to pathogens. Also, acid-suppressing drugs, by lowering stomach acid, may actually worsen H. pylori infections.
Privin ordered a stool test for me, which ultimately confirmed that I did have H. pylori plus Candida overgrowth.
Natural Treatment for H. Pylori
With an H. pylori diagnosis, we began a course of treatment. Let me clarify that, at the outset, I didn’t drink Matula tea as my only measure against H. pylori. I followed a multi-pronged approach recommended by Privin.
For two months, I adhered to the following protocol daily:
- Matula tea – Grown in South Africa, the tea has been found to be potent against H. pylori when sipped twice daily. It’s got a mild taste and no caffeine.
- Mastic gum capsules – Sourced from the mastic tree, this resin has antimicrobial properties and has been used traditionally in the Mediterranean for gastric symptoms.
- NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) – Taken with each meal, NAC worked as a biofilm buster for the H. pylori. By breaking down the film, the mastic gum and Matula could work on the bacteria.
- DGL – Deglycyrrhizinated licorice coats and soothes the lining of the stomach.
Privin also asked me to avoid gluten, sugar, alcohol and coffee, which are all known to exacerbate H. pylori and other digestive issues. Fortunately, I was already gluten-free and sugar-free and drink coffee and alcohol only occasionally.
I adhered to this natural H. pylori treatment religiously for two months and noticed zero side effects during that time.
No More H. Pylori OR Candida Overgrowth
The longer I did the above protocol, the better I felt. Surprisingly, longstanding fatigue improved dramatically.
Privin had mentioned that H. pylori can make Candida overgrowth more likely. For years, I’ve struggled with recurring systemic Candida infections, which show up as a white-coated tongue, itchy skin, yeast infections and a bad taste in my mouth.
ALL those Candida symptoms disappeared with the H. pylori protocol.
Then, a couple of months following the protocol, I took a breath test for H. pylori – and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was negative.
Matula Tea for Recurring Candida
To keep H. pylori from returning, I continue to avoid gluten and sugar. On the rare times that I drink alcohol or coffee, I take DGL to coat and protect my stomach.
Following the protocol, my chronic Candida overgrowth did subside. However, it returned a few months later.
Again, I turned to Matula tea to help knock back the bacteria and it worked. My itchy skin and white tongue, indicating Candida, went away.
I have returned to the tea a few times whenever Candida seems to be back. I typically drink the tea for 2-3 weeks and see my Candida symptoms subside.
Matula Tea Dosage
The makers of Matula tea recommend a 30-day course of treatment, using 60 tea bags (the amount that come in a box). Instead, I stretched the 60 tea bags across two months by using the same tea bag twice a day.
During the initial protocol, I drank Matula tea twice daily on an empty stomach – upon waking and then before bed. Privin advised that I re-use the same tea bag a second time. After brewing and drinking in the morning, I kept the tea bag in the fridge until the evening. That approach seemed to be potent enough.
In short, Matula tea helped eliminate H. pylori and Candida, when part of a bigger protocol. And again, it has worked for me in clearing Candida.
It’s refreshing that something seemingly so gentle can have such a powerful effect.
Why a Natural Treatment for H. Pylori?
Why treat H. pylori naturally? Here’s why I chose to do so:
- Conventional treatment for H. pylori usually involves a triple therapy of two antibiotics plus a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). H. pylori is becoming harder to treat this way as the bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics.
- While the protocol does work in eliminating H. pylori for some, it comes with some drawbacks. Antibiotics disrupt the microbiome by killing beneficial bacteria.
- The PPI further decreases stomach acid, which is believed to worsen H. pylori. This may also explain why it’s common for H. pylori to return after treatment; there’s not enough acid to stop it.
- I knew that Privin had helped other clients successfully treat H. pylori naturally. In fact, we featured one of her clients with an H. pylori success story.
If you enjoyed this review, you might like When H. Pylori Hit, Wisconsin Woman Knocked It Out.
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